Congress should delay a vote on the balanced-budget amendment to avoid what could be a crushing defeat, House Budget Committee Chairman John R. Kasich (R-Ohio) said. “You don’t want to take a vote if you don’t think you are going to win,” Kasich said on CBS-TV’s “Face the Nation.” The Senate is heading toward a vote as early as this week on a proposal to amend the Constitution to require the federal government to operate in balance. In order to get the 67 votes, or two-thirds majority, supporters must capture both of the last two fence sitters, Democratic freshmen Mary Landrieu of Louisiana and Robert Torricelli of New Jersey.
Vote Delay Urged on Balanced Budget
From Times Staff and Wire Reports